Wayne State College

Kelley (Peterson) Snyder

Inducted: 1989

Kelley (Peterson) Snyder was the first female athlete at Wayne State College to earn All-American honors. She was a six-time All-American in track and field during her career at Wayne State College from 1981-1984. Kelley Peterson finished sixth place in the 60-yard hurdles (8.63 seconds) at the NAIA Indoor Nationals in 1982 to become the first-ever female All-American athlete at Wayne State. She finished third in the 100-meter hurdles (14.54) at the 1982 NAIA Outdoor Championships to also capture All-American honors. In 1983, Peterson earned All-American honors in two events, placing fourth in the 100 meter hurdles (14.8) and was one of four runners on the 400-meter relay team that placed sixth in 49.01 seconds. She was also selected an Academic All-American in 1983.Kelley Peterson Snyder closed out her brilliant track career with two All-American finishes at the 1984 NAIA Outdoor Championships, placing fourth in the 100-meter hurdles and running a leg on the fourth place 800-meter medley relay team. At the time of her induction, she held the school records for the 55-meter hurdles (indoors) at 8.23 seconds, set in 1982, and the 100-meter hurdle record for outdoor track, set in 1984 at 14.10 seconds. Her name also appeared on the school record for the 400 meter relay in outdoor track set in 1982. Peterson Snyder was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame in the fall of 1989.